Williams Talks Recruiting, Rutgers

Abraham Lincoln High (Brooklyn, N.Y.) four-star defensive end Ishaq Williams has been quiet during his recruitment, but he gave the ScarletReport.com an update on where it stands. Rutgers offered Williams before his junior season, and for a while he said that was important. Is that still the case? Williams talks about the situation.

Hours after a trip to Notre Dame concluded and before a journey to Alabama began, Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) four-star defensive end Ishaq Williams took a few minutes to speak about his recruitment.

And like it has been from the day Rutgers offered long before Sept. 1, 2009, the Scarlet Knights remain in the mix.

Williams said he frequently speaks with members of the Rutgers coaching staff, and his plan remains to make another trip to campus.

"I will probably go to a game during the season," the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Williams said. "Rutgers is a program on the rise, I believe, and I plan on giving them a fair chance."

Williams already visited Rutgers three times – for a game last season, a recruiting camp and when he visited for what he called a "personal junior day."

The other schools Williams visited on prior occasions were Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Penn State and Maryland.

At Notre Dame, Williams said he was told how he would be used by the Irish, and also got a chance to see the campus.

"I learned about the position they would have me play, more about the school and the tradition, and just how it's going to set me up for life," he said. "It was an amazing campus. It's spread out. It's a good campus. They give you a tour around the whole campus, the Basilica, the library, the stadium, locker rooms and all that.

"They would use me as a hybrid, an outside linebacker playing defensive end."

Williams is set to visit Alabama on Friday.

"It's a time when I'm off and it's a great time to visit the school," he said. "It's a great time for both of us."

Williams said he doesn't plan on making a decision until January.


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